Residents of the district call themselves the “Independent Republic of Žižkov,” a counter-cultural cloister with a bustling nightlife that is home to plenty of A bar, café and contemporary art gallery frequented by a large number of students, artists and musicians.
Žižkov is located in the heart of Prague’s District 3, with its graffiti-strewn streets and shady-looking pubs, with obvious The “bohemian” taste is also one of the rougher areas of Prague. However, perceptions of the area have slowly improved in recent times.
In addition to local students, many expats flock to Žižkov, attracted by the low rent, the food and, most importantly, the beer attraction. Unlike America’s bar- and restaurant-laden Old Town, Žižkov retains a strong sense of identity, if it weren’t for the fact that it already exists , which may be considered “emerging”.
Arts & Culture
Since young creatives can rarely afford to buy a house in an area that has been updated, the area’s vibrant cultural scene is a real boon. Contemporary art galleries, independent theatres and speciality bars all vie for attention, but all of these have been overwhelmed by the fact that at the heart of their Inevitably covered by boulders.
The tower, which stands 216 metres tall and offers beautiful views, was built in the late Cold War to intercept television signals from the West. The tower was once ranked as the second ugliest building in the world, but has since been widely accepted by locals, at least in part due to its farade’s A surreal sculpture, Mimimka was created in 2000 by Czech artist David Eerny and features ten Disturbingly large forms of bronze babies climb up the sides of the tower. The sculptures were originally intended as a temporary art installation, but in 2001 they proved so popular that it was decided to make them As a permanent fixture.
As a center of cultural activity in the region, the multipurpose art venue Palac Akropolis (Kubelí) is a permanent fixture. kova, Prague 3 hosts a variety of weekly events including live music, indie theatre and experimental art. On the main stage, bands including the “Strokes” and “Sigur Ros” perform Tickets are hard to come by, and at the other end of the spectrum, local dance theatre company Spitfire is making a small name for itself.
Kino Aero near the border of Prague 8 (Biskupcova 31, Prague 3) is one of the oldest cinemas in Prague. Considered by many to be the center of Prague cinema, the Kino Aero Art Cinema is a popular destination for film lovers in the area! A venue to show new releases and classic films.
Hotels and hostels
At the beginning of the 20th century, Žižkov was one of the most densely populated residential areas of the city, with thousands of factory workers calling it home. Likewise, low-budget rental space and hotels now dominate the urban landscape of the district, however, as the area benefits from increased investment More upscale hotels are gradually starting to appear.
Theatrino Hotel (Bojivojova, Prague 3) is one such example of rising quality. It is a magnificent Art Nouveau building in the heart of true nightlife. With good tram connections to the city centre and a lack of other viable high-end accommodation options, Theatrino Hotel is a wise choice for tourists blessed with a slightly more flexible budget.
For mid-range hotels, the Golden City Hotel Garni (Táboritská, Prague 3) is a modestly sized Three-star hotel, designed in Art Nouveau style, with a wall hanging of the famous European Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha paintings.The Golden City Hotel offers a breakfast buffet, free WiFi and a nearby A tram stop, which transports passengers to the city center, is a great way for those who value relative comfort and convenience but are willing to skimp on certain luxuries. It’s an attractive option for people.
on a lower budget scale, while happily sitting in Hostel Elf (Husitská 11, Prague 3). This is advertised as a “backpacker hostel” and caters for students and individual travellers, but private suites are also available. The hostel has its own terrace and patio area, as well as a communal breakfast buffet that encourages sharing of experiences among travelers. Overlooking the park and the old town, the Elf Hostel is also a delightfully strategic base from which to explore the city centre.
Bars and cafes
Café Pavla (Víta Nejedlého 23, Prague 3) was A hip cafe with its own courtyard garden, tucked away near Seifertova, one of the district’s central thoroughfares. It shares a floor with the 35M2 contemporary art gallery and is a popular meeting place for Prague’s intellectuals and creatives, who You can spend hours having deep and meaningful conversations about life and death. Or just to sample their delicious homemade lemonade. From Cherry Limo, a cherry lemonade with mint, to citrus, they’re ideal! Taste cleaners to rich, gluten-free coconut almonds and coffee cake.
Absurdity is in the Czech nature, and Bajkazyl (Chlumova 3, Prague 3) is a case in point. Squatting like a hermit under an archway by the river, this small bar offers hot and cold drinks as well as bicycle repair services. Bajkazyl is a fun, anarchic bar, and its relaxed atmosphere attracts a steady stream of students and local artist, it’s worth finding it in the first place.
The image of sitting under a bridge with a drink in your hand is easily reminiscent of the drink-loving wordsmith Charles Bukowski, and for the For a city full of American-themed bars, Žižkov is home to Bukowski. ivojova 86) is not surprising. The Bukovsky Bar is not a bar, but a dark, seedy den that prepares its patrons with intoxicating cocktails and fine cigars. An evening of hedonism. As Bukowski once said, “I think I need a drink. Almost everyone needs one, they just don’t know it.”
Vysteeleného Oka which translates into English as “The Shot-Out Eye,” is a true spectacle! There is a vinyl pad above the men’s urinal designed for resting, as well as a large fish tank in the bar area. The beer selection is limited, with pilsner being the beverage of choice. However, that doesn’t seem to matter to the patrons, who come here mostly for the real, albeit surreal, surroundings of the place.
The church and cemetery
Prague is also home to numerous churches representing different styles and time periods, the most famous of which is Sacred Heart, built in 1932! Church (Náměstí Ji?ího z Poděbrad 19, Prague 3). The Church of the Sacred Heart (Náměstí Ji?ího z Poděbrad 19, Prague 3), built in 1932, is a church of the Sacred Heart (Náměstí Jidího z Poděbrad 19, Prague 3). Prague 3 is much more recent than the Baroque style churches that are often found in Prague’s Old Town. The building, designed by Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik, features a large transparent clock as its main focal point, in keeping with the The design of a typical 1930s U.S. government building is no different.
The Olshani Cemetery (Vinohradská 153, Prague 3) is a vast expanse of the city’s many former cemeteries over the ages. Where residents rest in peace. Among the thousands of gravestones is one for Jan Palach, a Czech student who set himself on fire in protest of the Soviet invasion. Despite the beauty of the surroundings, care must be taken as this is a public cemetery, so walk around it with respect .
Directly across from Olshany is the New Jewish Cemetery (Izraelská 1, Prague 3). The New Jewish Cemetery was opened in 1890 to replace the Old Jewish Cemetery, and its biggest attraction today is the gravesite of Franz Kafka. The most devoted Franz fans, or “Franz boys,” begin a pilgrimage each year on June 3 to commemorate the anniversary of his death.
In 2001, when Žižkov declared independence from the Czech Republic, some drivers put a capital on their windows instead of the usual The CZ sticker reflects the true independent spirit of the region. While the move is considered a big joke, it does give credence to the completely fabricated phrase “Live in Prague, but die in Žižkov.” Words bring a whole new meaning.